It’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption can take a serious toll on your health. While we often associate alcohol abuse with car crashes and cirrhosis of the liver, these are not the only health risks posed by drinking too many alcoholic beverages. The previously held thought that a glass of red wine a day could have a protective effect on the heart may no longer hold ground. … Continue reading Alcohol abuse leads to cancer, strokes, heart disease, brain damage
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new ones opening every day in this country. There is more … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
If you follow any of my blogs, you know how I feel about the 12 Steps. Those groups ENRAGE me because they are NOT basing their disease theory on any facts whatsoever. Up until recently, when this disease theory has been annihilated by many renown psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals, it was all ‘they’ had and figured they’d keep it that way. After all, the … Continue reading If You’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?
A typical scenario is going to your doctor with some type of pain, anxiety, or mood issues. He (or she) gives you a few brief moments to describe what’s going on and then offers you Vicodin, Klonopin, and/or an antidepressant. The entire scenario exists in the space of about 30 seconds. You happily leave the office, after you pay your bill, and zoom over to … Continue reading How Much Time Did Your Doctor Spend Informing You About The Probability of Addiction, Organ Damage & Premature Death BEFORE He Gave You Your First Opioid, Benzo, or Antidepressant?
Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media’s deliberate addictive qualities. Social media companies work hard to get us addicted to their services, Silicon Valley insiders have reportedly revealed. Features such as infinite scroll and Likes keep people looking at their phones for longer than necessary and feed on their insecurities, they told the BBC’s Panorama for a documentary set to air Tuesday. Aza Raskin, formerly … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like ‘behavioral cocaine’
Signs of opioid addiction everyone should know It isn’t always easy to tell if a person has an addiction to opioids. But any strange habits or suspicions should be taken seriously, says Jonathan D. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. “If you’re using more and more of a drug, yet your daily functioning is getting worse instead of … Continue reading Want to know if you are addicted to opioids?
Opioid death toll MUCH higher than previously thought: 70,000 more Americans died of overdoses in the last decade – but did not get counted, study suggests In 2016 alone, a record 64,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses But a new study from the University of Pittsburgh study found that 70,000 opioid overdoses were likely counted ‘unspecified’ since 1999 Death certificates were more likely to be … Continue reading Opioid Death Toll MUCH Higher Than Previously Thought
I don’t care if you like me, love me, or hate me. I care that you see Jesus in me and that you run to Him and love Him. I don’t care if you follow me or not follow me on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked-In, or any other social media site. I care that you see Jesus Christ, and His Power and Love, through … Continue reading I Just Don’t Care